All good answers. If you are looking at the Florida downpayment assistance along with the FHA 203 loan, check on the programs requirements. Some of them require that the buyer must take their First Time Homebuyers' class and that the lender and the real estate agent must also to be on their approved list (meaning they have to go through a class also). This may rule out your local lender.
As Carol pointed out, if you are looking at condos they must be FHA approved. From what I just heard from Wells Fargo, they can no longer do spot approvals for one unit in a community. If it is a single family or PUD (planned unit development) this is not an issue.
Find a locat Realtor you want to work with and they should be able to walk you throught the process.
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There a st Pete Florida mortgage lender. Hope that helps
You can choose any lender who is approved to do the loan yo seek in florida. We offer the bst of all worlds for FHA and 203K loans. You can download the guides for each program for either program on my web site. Good Luck with your purchase.
I just closed with a buyer who got the 8,000 assistance -she used Linda Kemp at Wells Fargo and
the transaction could not have gone better. Donna Dalton handles the 203k loans there.
They are located on Central avenue in St Petersburg........I you would like I can get you the number.
RE/MAX Metro 727-647-4895
any lender licensed in the state of Florida offering FHA loans can help you regarding a mortgage loan for of a property in Florida.
I am currently working with out-of-state borrowers who are in the process of buying property here in Florida. The communication and submitting of documents via phone, facsimile and email works great and the transaction is absolutely smoothly.
If I may be of any service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.
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